Author
Abstract
With the vehicle fleet of family transportation in the United States continuing to evolve primarily through the increasing number of light truck vehicles (LTV), studying the effects of vehicle incompatibility has become increasingly important. Using data collected from a population-based sample of child-involved crashes in insured vehicles, we explored the effect of variations in crash partner vehicle type on child occupant injury risk, stratified by direction of impact. Children in passenger cars and LTVs involved in onside collisions were at an increased risk of serious injury if struck by a LTV as compared to a passenger vehicle (passenger cars and minivans). Though smaller in magnitude, this trend was also present in offside and rear crashes as well.
Year of Publication
2005
Journal
Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med
Volume
49
Number of Pages
279-92
Date Published
2005
ISSN Number
1540-0360
Alternate Journal
Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med
PMID
16179154